Help and Support

Join the fun this winter and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

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This Winter, during the December school holidays, children and young people across Calderdale who are eligible for free school meals are getting the chance to access free holiday club places through our Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme.

The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school-aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. We are developing inclusive places as part of Healthy Holiday provision.

Visit Healthy Holidays for more information, contacting providers and booking your place

You can contact the team via email at healthyholidays@calderdale.gov.uk

Click here to download flyer

www.calderdale.gov.uk/healthyholidays

Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th

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Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021

10AM TO 12PM

 

Come along for a bacon sandwich and a coffee!

Have a conversation on topics such as how Covid has affected you and your family or ways you can get actively involved in your community.

 

Download Flyer here

 

The MEN UNITED group meets every Wednesday THROUGHOUT THE YEAR from 10am to 12noon

Come along to our sessions (First one FREE! Then £3 per session) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men, make new friends, and enjoy group Discussions.

 

Men United

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR

For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)

email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk

VSI Alliance Update 26 November 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. There is information on safer communities including a knife crime seminar, Christmas initiatives, consultations, funding opportunities and job vacancies.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Calderdale VSI Alliance Specialist Support Grants – Closing 31st March 2022

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Grants of up to £2,000 are now available for voluntary organisations in Calderdale for technical professional support to address a skills or knowledge gap in the organisation or address an immediate need for technical input to advance a project or service.

This fund cannot be used for ongoing revenue, staff costs, core activities, events, or capital work.Organisations wishing to apply to the fund should contact Cassandra Walker: cassandra.walker@locality.org.uk or 07955 364192 to discuss their project.

If eligible, you will be issued an application form.

Find Out More Here

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness is here for you

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Your body achieves what your mind believes

With a unique approach to encouraging physical fitness as a means to improve wellbeing, Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness provides a space where you can work on your physical and mental health at the same time.

We have several weekly activities to promote this and you are welcome to visit our Wellness Centre, where you can make new friends, talk to someone who understands or just chill in our ample coffee lounge.

 

Some of our recurring events :

 

Cheerful Tuesdays
Drop in @ the Wellness Centre
10AM – 7PM

Wellness Wednesdays
Doors open 5:30PM | Walk @ Talk 6:30PM

Super Sundays
Scammonden Steps Challenge | Then back to Wellness Centre
9AM

For more information on the events, visit our website or contact us via the contact form on our website.

 

Our facilities can be rented out for your event or training day. We are within walking distance from Sowerby Bridge bus and train station with excellent links to bus routes.

 

For more information, get in touch!

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness – Charity Number: 1190604
www.getfit4mentalwellness.com
f: https://www.facebook.com/GetFit4MentalWellness

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

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The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

 

Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire

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[ Excerpt from Calderdale News – FULL STORY ]

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Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local levy funding from the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to get it off the ground.

 

Learning from the programme will be shared across organisations to help others deliver similar projects successfully across the region, nationally and internationally.

The national Flood Action Campaign ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ led by the Environment Agency kicks off with flood action week Monday 22 – Sunday 28 November.

It aims to raise awareness amongst property owners of the importance of preparing for and knowing what to do in a flood as this helps to significantly reduce the damages to homes and businesses and reduces risk to life. The ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ flood plan can help people to take precautions and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts of flooding in the future.

In England there are over 5 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000.

You can read more about the plan in the press release here.

 

Household support fund grants by December 2nd

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Are you a Not-for-profit organisation who are supporting people and families who are vulnerable and are facing hardship this Winter?

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has provided councils with funds to offer direct support to households facing hardship this Winter.

These grants are for organisations who help people keep warm, clean, and fed this Winter.

The objective of the Household Support Fund is to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of support this winter as the economy recovers.

The fund should primarily offer food and energy support but also provision has been made to support households in need of other essentials e.g. blankets, toiletries, bills, fuel.

Grants are available on a sliding scale depending on how many people you are supporting and applications need to be in by 2nd December 2021.

For full details about this fund, application process and more winter support options, visit

https://cffc.co.uk/household-support-fund/